Green Giant Arborvitae

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Fast-Growing Green Giant Arborvitae

  • Fast Growing
  • Great for Privacy
  • Easy Care
  • Soft Evergreen Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant Once Established

The Green Giant Arborvitae (Thuja standishii x plicata 'Green Giant') is also called Western Red Cedar. This has become one of the most desired landscape trees in the US, and for good reason. With a growth rate of 3-5 feet a year, this tree has one of the fastest growth rates of any Arborvitae available for sale.

As its common name implies, this is a "giant" Arborvitae that will grow twice as many feet tall as other Thuja varieties. Its triangular shape provides a wonderfully strong accent in the landscape.

Feathery sprays of foliage begin at the base of the Arborvitae and extend slightly upward along the entire tree. The vibrant green coloring stays true all year, not even fading during the cold winter months.

This fast-growing evergreen tree features good form with beautiful fragrant foliage all along the entire length of the trunk. You'll love how it will hide messy views and give you a sense of natural privacy.

Create a Fast Growing Living Privacy Screen

Many neighborhoods have limitations on the size of fences. But you won't have to worry about that with a row of these gorgeous trees. Plant Thuja to create a magnificent backdrop that requires very little maintenance.

Cloaked in thick, soft, dark green foliage from top to bottom, the Green Giant Arborvitae makes an almost instant privacy screen. Often used in commercial settings to block undesirable views, imagine what it will do for you to block nosy neighbors!

How to Use Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae in the Landscape

Spacing them 5 - 6 feet apart (measuring from trunk to trunk) will ensure a super thick screen very quickly. They can also be spaced 8 - 12 feet apart, if you want a looser, less formal screen as the plants develop. One of the excellent qualities of Green Giant is they can be spaced however you decide with no wrong answer for spacing. Tighter spacing allows a solid wall of green almost immediately, and conversely wider spacing makes for a looser, softer and fluffier and more natural looking screen and backdrop for your landscape.

Although stunning in rows, the Green Giant Arborvitae can also be planted alone as a single plant sentinel in your yard or plant them in groups to form a living frame highlighting a special part of your landscape. They're also a beautiful living wall shielding you from unwanted views, noise and wind.

Order this care-free tree today!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Arborvitae means "tree of life", which attests to the hardy nature of this evergreen tree. You won't have to worry about it surviving ice storms or heavy snow. It's a selection that is native to North America and has flexible branches that bend - even with heavy snowfalls.

Birds and wildlife will love Green Giant for cover. Although many list this plant as deer proof, it may depend upon the deer pressure and available food in any area. It is reported that as the plant ages, the deer seem to leave it alone.

Choose the site when you'll plant it carefully to get the best results. Although it grows well in a wide range of soils, this tree prefers moist, well-drained soil. Green Giant Arborvitae can also take periodic exposure to wet sites but won't thrive in standing water.

It will grow fast during dry spells but appreciates regular deep watering as a young tree. Once established, it is drought tolerant.

Growing this Thuja is easy. It will grow in full sun but can handle a little shade. Give the deep, fibrous growing root system plenty of mulch, but be sure to leave space all around the trunk.

When planting, use Nature Hills Root Booster under the root ball for the very best start. Consider applying a slow release granular fertilizer that will feed the fast pace of growth. Dr. Earth Life Organic and Natural All Purpose Fertilizer features "Throw and Go" convenience and is a long-lasting, effective solution that's safe for people and pets.

This is a great tree at a great price. Order yours from Nature Hills today!

Customer Review

"I usually purchase nursery items from Lowe's/Home Depot, this was my first time purchasing trees online. I bought 6 Green Giant Arborvitaes from Nature Hills, which were shipped/delivered very quickly, and arrived in pristine condition/very healthy looking.

Based on my experience with them, I would definitely recommend Nature Hills Nursery.

We have had Green Giants over the years, and they are the fastest growing/best looking/most disease resistant of the evergreens."

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Green Giant Arborvitae Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Thuja plicata 'Green Giant'
Mature Height 40 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No